Chicken is a staple of pretty much any dinner table you’ll find yourself at.
Being domesticated over 8 thousand years ago in Southeast Asia, there’s been plenty of time for them to work their way into cuisines around the world.
And with such a wide variety of different ways to cook and prepare it, this certainly seems to be the case.
Even without discussing the thousands of ways different countries and cultures have flavored and cooked the classic meat, simple the number of ways it can be prepared is almost eye-watering.
Sautéed, grilled, oven-cooked, fried, steamed, cooked whole, in pieces, or even just ground up.
Even if you know you and your dinner table are in the mood for chicken, it can be a real headache to decide on just one dish to prepare for yourself or your friend and family.
Fortunately, we’ve decided to help make dinner time a little simpler, and have narrowed down your options a little by selecting some of the best ground chicken recipes out there, from a wide array of different cuisines. Whatever you’re feeling, they’ll be something on this list for you!
Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Starting off our list with a little greenery in our dish, this dish isn’t just tasty, but is also surprisingly quick to prepare as well!
Often, when focusing on cooking up a tasty meat dish, greens and vegetables can get forgotten and left to the wayside.
And that’s a real shame because they can bring some excellent extra flavors and texture to the table, quite literally in this case!
The lettuce leaves serving as a little makeshift wrap help you appreciate both the novelty of using this instead of a classic tortilla and also help cut down on those frustrating carbs that seem to be in every meal you know how to prepare.
Enjoy chicken more healthily with this recipe!
Ground Chicken Samosas
Samosas are a true classic of South and Central Asian cuisine and can be stuffed with pretty much any filling that you can think of.
They’re eaten across the world, with a variety of meat stuffing that melts in your mouth after the first crunchy bite.
The samosas that we have included are, unsurprisingly, packed to the brim with ground chicken, and tons of extra flavors to tantalize your taste buds.
Samosas are a versatile type of food. They are perfect as appetizers or starters to a meal but are just as much at home as part of a buffet main course as well.
If you love fried or baked pastries and love a little spice in your chicken, then this recipe will scratch both of these culinary itches.
Chicken Parmesan Pasta
Pasta and chicken go together like… well, pasta and chicken!
Alongside the other classic meats such as beef, pork, and goat, chicken has been a part of Italian recipes for centuries, so it is not too surprising that they have been combined with that other European staple, pasta, for almost as long.
This baked pasta dish has that classic combination of textures that people love.
The crunchy pasta on top, and the soft, gooey chicken and pasta that hies underneath.
A dish like this always goes down amazingly at a dinner table.
Pasta and chicken are brilliant at absorbing the flavors that they are cooked with, and this dish is packed with them.
From the Parmesan to the marinara sauce, to all the extra herbs and spices this dish has to offer.
Baked Chicken Nachos
Who doesn’t love a good-baked nacho recipe? Loaded with the tastiest of toppings, and a healthy(ish) amount of seasoning, nachos are another one of those dinner table/buffet dishes that always seem to be finished and cleaned off quickly.
The ground chicken used in this recipe adds a nice balance of crispy meat, whilst also keeping a juicy softness that complements the crunchiness of the nachos.
Not only that, but the greens and other vegetables used in this loaded dish mean that you won’t just be overloading on carbs and protein, as fun as that feels at the moment.
Plus, the avocado is a perfect complement to any Mexican dish.
And with all this being easy to prepare in less than 30 minutes, it’s something that you won’t have to wait long to try out either.
Jamaican Chicken Patties
A staple of Caribbean cuisine, ground chicken patties are great as both a delicious starter to an authentic Jamaican meal and as a side. They’re even great as a snack to have ready on the go!
Whilst it isn’t hard to find Jamaican patties in stores, you can’t beat a patty made in your kitchen.
Getting the right texture and flakiness to your pastry crust is crucial, as well as properly preparing and seasoning your ground kitchen, something that you just don’t get in store-bought patties.
Whilst preparing the pastry can feel like it takes an eternity to make, it’ll all be worth it once you get a mouthful of this recipe!
Creamy Chicken Pasta
Back at it again with the pasta, there are just so many different easy to prepare these two ingredients, we could probably fill another list with just these two main ingredients.
For this particular recipe, we’re swapping out the marinara sauce for something just as delicious and smooth, if not smoother: heavy cream.
Not only is the cream a tasty addition to this dish, but this recipe is packed full of other ingredients that make great use of the chicken and pasta’s amazing flavor-absorbing powers to make a meal that is both fillings, and delicious!
Firecracker Chicken Meatballs
Following on from the Italian theme of the last recipe, we have another that takes its roots and cues from another staple European way to serve meat, in the round form of a delicious meatball!
These particular meatballs are made with, say it with me, ground chicken, and make for a nice change of pace, texture, and flavor when compared to your classic beef or pork varieties.
Being packed to the brim with extra seasonings and flavors, you’ll find a surprising blend of both sweetness and savory spiciness in this dish.
One of the best things about meatballs is that they’re a pretty versatile food too.
They can be served on a bed of beautifully cooked pasta, or they can even be used to fill a subway sandwich.
And however, you wish to serve them, they always benefit from a little extra marinara sauce too!
Calzones are your classic pizza dish, but with a twist. Or rather, a fold!
The preparation of calzones allows you to fill the inside of this doughy base with pretty much anything.
And yes, as you might have guessed, we’ve chosen to go with a recipe that will fill ours with some succulent ground chicken!
Of course, there’s no reason to stop at just chicken, either. Fill is with pretty much anything, from other meats to cheeses, to vegetables, and eggs.
You name it, it can go in one of these amazing folded Mediterranean recipes!
Italian Ground Chicken Pasta Skillet
We just can’t get enough of these good pasta and chicken recipes, which is why we have included yet another tasty dish for you to prepare for yourself.
Like with the previous ground chicken and pasta recipes, the trick here is to create a sauce that is dripping, both metaphorically and literally, with tons of flavor.
From the diced red onions to the fresh basil, to the minced or crushed garlic, as well as mushrooms and tomatoes that many great Italian recipes have.
Time to return to the flavors of Asia with this recipe!
Potstickers are a great appetizer-type dish to have with any Chinese-style meal, and with a list of simple ingredients that will be easy to source, it’s not hard to see why.
Fortunately for us, this potsticker recipe is no different, with only a few key ingredients needed to make something that will stand out from your normal Chinese meals.
Just make sure that you have your ground chicken, plenty of vegetables for flavor and texture, a little hoisin sauce, and sesame oil, and you’ll be well on your way to making a new favorite appetizer!
Now for something a little different. Alpacurrias is a dish that quite a few people will probably not have heard of, and that’s something that this recipe will help take care of.
A classic piece of Puerto Rican cuisine, this recipe usually calls for ground beef, but chicken is a great way of making this dish something unique.
This is the perfect food to have at the dinner table or to take as a snack on a day out. With the yuca and plantain/bananas, it’ll feel like a day on the beach!
So, there you have it! There’s plenty to pick from in this list, and they’re all winners as far as our taste buds are concerned. So try one out for yourself, and let us know what you think!